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Krypton Pro - Flex range with adjustments

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Any insight on the flex difference between black tongue with both plugs removed versus grey tongue with both plugs (in each boot)  installed? 

post #2 of 9

70 to 130ish?

 

assuming that the black = soft and grey = stiff.

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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

I have heard 95-145 myself from elan reps.

 

 

 Flex is a relative number assigned to the stiffness of a boot.  it is dependent on a number factors- height, weight, aggressiveness and temp have a lot to do with the flex of a boot.

Remember, how it flexes @ 65F in the shop and how it flexes at 20F will be different.



Edited by Cirquerider - Mon, 02 Feb 09 22:30:40 GMT
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I guess I'm still figuring out this new system.  That was me that said that about flex, not Bushwacker...

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 Ok, inside the tongue there is a stamp marked A,B,C,D. An arrow points to the letter that corresponds to the stiffness of the tongue and thus Tip Pressure. The coller has a groove designed for the stiffner inserts, higher upyou place them the quicker the rebound, combinations of these effect the performance on the boot. For Maximum stiffness, Tongue 'B' with the 8mm forward lean wedge and the 4mm stiffner insert (patience) will net around a resistance of around 140n per meter at 22°.(Krypton Pro) *this is approximative on Cabrio models. 

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How hard is it to change the tongues. Do you need a tool, or is it the same construcktion as on Scarpas?

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On the Krypton Pro you need an allen wrench to swap out the tongues.  Very easy to do, but you do need the wrench.
 

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How hard is it to change the tongues. Do you need a tool, or is it the same construcktion as on Scarpas?


 

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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

 

70 to 130ish?

 

assuming that the black = soft and grey = stiff.


 

According to my Krypton manual, this is incorrect.  The black is the "race tongue" with "hard flex", and the grey is the "ride tongue" with "medium flex."

 

FWIW, I'm 6'5" and 215 lbs and I don't ski mine on full stiff setup.  I am using the large lean wedges, cuff stiffeners on top for max rebound stiffness, and the softer grey tongues.  I was using the black tongues with the stock liners, but when I switched to the Gold ID liners it really stiffened the flex, so I went back to the grey tongues.  IMO the flex was much sweeter with the stock liners, but the fit was not as good.

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Moving this from the Boot Guys forum since the original question has turned into a new discussion and I don't want to moderate the contributions.

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